We are taking the necessary precautions to keep you safe.
At Pickens Family Dentistry, we are continually focused on the health and well-being of our team and our patients.
To ensure a safe and healthy environment for everyone, we follow the direction of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Dental Association by implementing necessary precautions.
Maintaining your Preventative Care
Maintaining your regular preventative dental care is important for your overall health, especially against the threat of COVID-19. These treatments also reduce the risk of developing more significant and costly dental problems. We take safety seriously during all appointments, and are doing all we can to make sure our patients, staff, and community stay safe.
What We’re Doing To Keep You Safe
At Pickens Family Dentistry, we take your health and safety seriously. Rest assured that your appointment experience will remain consistent with the exceptional care we’ve always provided. Our friendly team, led by Dr. Pickens will continue to treat you with expertise and care, ensuring you feel comfortable throughout your visit. Our commitment to your well-being remains unwavering, and we’d like to share some of the changes we’ve made to ensure your dental visit is as secure as possible.
Team Member Health Screening: To maintain a healthy environment, we diligently screen all our staff for COVID-19 symptoms before they enter the building. This proactive measure helps us identify any potential risks and allows us to take necessary precautions, ensuring that we can continue to provide you with exceptional dental care.
Enhanced Infection Control Measures: Our already stringent infection control protocols have been further enhanced to meet the latest guidelines issued by health authorities. We meticulously clean and disinfect all surfaces and equipment regularly to eliminate any potential transmission of infections. Rest assured that when you visit our office, you are stepping into a clean and sanitized environment.
Oral Pre-Rinse Prior to Treatment: We have introduced an oral pre-rinse for all patients before starting any dental procedure. Studies have shown that using an antiseptic mouthwash helps reduce the viral load in the mouth and throat, providing an added layer of protection against potential transmission of infections.
Patient Education and Awareness: We believe in the power of knowledge. As part of our commitment to your safety, we provide up-to-date information and guidance on maintaining oral hygiene and overall health during these challenging times.
Feeling Unwell? Reschedule with Ease: If you are experiencing a fever or any illness symptoms leading up to your appointment, we kindly ask you to call and let us know. Your health and the well-being of our team and other patients are of utmost importance to us. We will be more than happy to reschedule your appointment for a more suitable time.
The entire team at Pickens Family Dentistry remains dedicated to providing you and your family with exceptional dental care while ensuring your safety and well-being. As circumstances evolve, we will continue to adapt our practices to reflect the latest recommendations and guidelines from health authorities. To this end, please note our current mask policy:
Mask Policy: As per the latest guidelines in the state of Washington, masks are no longer required in healthcare settings. However, we understand that personal preferences vary, and your comfort is essential to us. If you prefer to wear a mask during your visit, please feel free to do so. Your well-being is paramount, and we fully support your decision.
Your health and safety are paramount to us. If you have any questions or concerns about our safety measures or your upcoming dental appointment, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our friendly team. We look forward to welcoming you to our practice and serving your dental needs with the utmost care and professionalism.
Thank you for trusting Pickens Family Dentistry with your oral health journey. Stay safe and healthy!
Maintaining Good Oral Hygiene At Home
We know that there is a connection between oral and systemic health and that keeping your mouth healthy will help to boost your immune system. Watch this video from our hygienist, Rona, with some tips about how to keep your mouth healthy during the threat of COVID-19.